Rickey Henderson Biography

Rickey Nelson Henley Henderson is a retired American baseball outfielder who played in Major League Baseball for nine teams from 1979 to 2003, including four stints with his original team, the Oakland Athletics. Nicknamed "The Man of Steal", he is widely regarded as the sport's greatest leadoff hitter and baserunner. He holds the major league records for career stolen bases, runs scored, unintentional walks and leadoff home runs. At the time of his last major league game in 2003, the ten-time American League All-Star ranked among the sport's top 100 all-time home run hitters and was its all-time leader in base on balls. In 2009, he was inducted to the Baseball Hall of Fame on his first ballot appearance.

Henderson also holds the single-season record for stolen bases and is the only player in AL history to steal 100 bases in a season, having done so three times. His 1,406 career steals is 50% higher than the previous record of 938 by Lou Brock. Henderson is the all-time stolen base leader for the Oakland A's and previously held the New York Yankees' franchise record from 1988 to 2011. He was among the league's top ten base stealers in 21 different seasons. Source: Wikipedia

Biography Snapshot
Name:
Rickey Henderson
Nationality:
United States of America
Profession:
Baseball player, Coach
Ethnicity:
African American
Date of Birth:
December 25, 1958 (58)
Astrological Sign:
Capricorn
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